Membership at a church is an important and essential step in the life of a believer. People often ask why it matters. We believe Rick Warren sums it up well.
Why Believing Includes Belonging
You are called to belong, not just believe.
We are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family, and none of us can fulfill God’s purposes by ourselves. The Bible knows nothing of solitary saints or spiritual hermits isolated from other believers and deprived of fellowship.
You’re not on your own anymore!
While your relationship to Christ is personal, God never intended for it to be private. In God’s family you are connected to every other believer, and we will belong to each other for eternity. The Bible says, “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12:5).
C. S. Lewis noted that the word “membership” is of Christian origin, but the world has emptied it of its original meaning. Stores offer discounts to members, and advertisers use member names to create mailing lists. In churches, membership is often reduced to simply adding your name to a roll, with no requirements or expectations.
To Paul, being a “member” of the Church meant being a vital organ of a living body, an indispensable, interconnected part of the Body of Christ. We need to recover and practice the biblical meaning of membership. The Church is a body, not a building; an organism, not an organization (Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 6:15, 12:12-27).
God’s purposes for his Church are identical to his five purposes for you. Worship helps you focus on God; fellowship helps you face life’s problems; discipleship helps fortify your faith; ministry helps find your talents; power helps fulfill your mission.
There is nothing else on earth like the Church!
(Taken from the Daily Hope with Rick Warren)
how to learn more about mccc
If you are interested in membership at Marsh Creek Community Church, we encourage you to take some steps to better understand our culture and community.
1) Join us for a Meet & Greet. A Meet & Greet is an informal get together immediately after church. No pressure. Just come and say hello to the Pastor and members of our church leadership and staff.
2) Join us for a Newcomer Dinner. These dinners allow you to break bread in the house of an MCCC member. You will enjoy a delicious dinner in the company of those who attend our church.
3) Sign-up for our Discover Class. Classes happen throughout the year, include lunch and are led by Pastor Chris Benzing. You will learn about our guiding principals, gain an education on our roots, beliefs, and vision for the future and how you can play a part in this future.
These events happen throughout the year and details can always be found on our events page. We look forward to getting to know you!